BARTLETT, N.H. -- This time, Mitt Romney has a clear pitch: I'm the strongest Republican to challenge President Barack Obama on the country's single biggest issue -- the economy.
"He created a deeper recession, and delayed the recovery," Romney said Saturday, previewing his campaign message before Republicans in this influential early nominating state.
"The consequence is soaring numbers of Americans enduring unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index, and it is at a record high."
"It's going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work -- it's going to take a new president," said the former businessman and Massachusetts governor, essentially offering himself up as the best -- if not only -- solution.
But will GOP primary voters buy it?